THE WORLD LOST FINE POETS, ARTISTS, THINKERS & DOERS IN 2016. THEY’LL SURELY BE MISSED.

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EDWARD ALBEE, playwright
MUHAMMAD ALI, boxer
RENE ANGELIL, music producer
BRIAN BEDFORD, actor
DAVID BOWIE, musician
DAVE BROADFOOT, comedian
FIDEL CASTRO, Cusban leader
MICHAEL CIMINO, filmmaker
AUSTIN CLARKE, author
STEPHEN CLARKSON, political scientist
LEONARD COHEN, poet, musician
NATALIE COLE, singer
BILL CUNNINGHAM, New York Times photographer
CHRIS EDWARDS, drag artist
CARRIE FISHER, actor
ROB FORD, former Toronto mayor
DON FRANCKS, actor
URSULA FRANKLIN, scientist and educator
JOHNN GLENN, astronaut and US senator
MERLE HAGGARD, country musician
TOM HAYDEN, activist
FLORENCE HENDERSON, actor
GORDIE HOWE, hockey player
GWEN IFILL, PBS journalist
AVROM ISAACS, gallery owner
W.P. KINSELLA, author
HARPER LEE, author
SHAWTY LO, rapper
LONNIE MACK, blues guitarist
GEORGE MICHAEL, musician
ANNIE POOTOOGOOK, artist
JANET RENO, former US attorney-general
DEBBIE REYNOLDS, actor
MORLEY SAFER, television journalist
GARRY SHANDLING, comedian
GORDIE TAPP, musician, storyteller and television star
ALAN THICKE, actor
BOBBY VEE, musician
GENE WILDER, actor
JANET WRIGHT, actor

. . . and so many more. Part of a list compiled by TORONTO’s NOW Weekly & The New York Times.

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